Papers relating to the Wilfred Owen Association

Scope and Content

This series contains papers relating to the WO Association, which was established in 1989 and which DW joined in 1990, becoming a vice-president in 1993. The papers include correspondence, newsletters, publicity material, photographs and other papers. Much of this relates to the WO centenary celebrations which took place in 1993; events were held in Shrewsbury, Birkenhead and at the Imperial War Museum, and most significantly a memorial plaque was unveiled at Oswestry, where the poet was born. The newsletters chart other events, activities and personnel of the society; and the correspondence includes DW's first approach to the Association, having discovered its existence through a chance conversation and feeling disappointment that he had not been consulted during the group's establishment.


The file listed in DSW/1/3/4/1 was compiled by DW himself and largely relates to the 1993 centenary celebrations; this has therefore been left intact. The other material was loose and disordered, and has now been arranged into bundles based on format.